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Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
BEER AVG
3.94/5
Based on:
322 Beers
8,057 Reviews
Place Score: 100
Reviews: 193
Visits: 595
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3924 W Spruce St
Ste A
Tampa, Florida, 33607-2441
United States
phone: (813) 348-6363

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cigarcitybeer

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2008

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Reviews: 193 | Visits: 595
Reviews by azorie:
Photo of azorie
3.93/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Well was in Gainesville in the early am and talked the wife into making a run to Tampa, and glad we did. We got there on a day where they were doing a raffle on the Barrel aged RIS, we entered but did not get lucky, anyway was crowded to the max, lol good times

Its your standard corner micro brewery and tasting room. Since I can compare the two BBC and CCB, We have to say that CCB comes out on top here also.

The bar is 90 degrees to the entrance, the restrooms are in the warehouse/brewery area, so its a hot trip trip back and forth. No smoking inside is great. The bar is nice, new of course and had about 20 chairs yesterday. Very friendly folks who actually introduced themselves!!. They had a large ratebeer crowd and a few BA folks all were very friendly. We got lucky as they had a cask of the 110k+OT Batch #3 so that was an early treat. so it s was a wild day. The beer list had 2 barrel aged RIS, in sniffer's, and you could buy 4 beers in bomber, the only beer that was hard to drink was the Gruit. which even they admitted required an open mind, I drank it and it was weird but not that terrible.

Anyway the got no food but the let you go get pizza and they usually have open tables and a less crowded Saturday but hey we love it when its crazy had a great time too bad we had to drive all the way back to Jax.

Beer list was nice, not for your average BMC drinker, yea it ran off the non craft lovers. (1,422 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jrs3994243
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of schroeder1200
4.88/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of biggggant
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of davidanastas
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mtvolkens
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is awesome. (22 characters)

Photo of razorsdescent
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is a legend for a reason, and yes, they now sell cigars. (67 characters)

Photo of shelt11
4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Such a cool place. I would recommend to anyone in the area. Very large building, tours by the hour, multiple areas to get beer, crowlers readily available, etc. Impressed! (171 characters)

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of tarheels4life23
4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RonRygs
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of CTAdams
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of lexgoblue
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Cool place and friendly staff! (30 characters)

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.88/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place seems like a pretty cool hang out spot. As soon as you walk in there are coolers full of bottles and 6 pack can for sale. Then there is the growler fill up station, with a large selection to choose from. Past the merchandise area is the main bar, with an even bigger selection at good prices. The staff was quick and was really knowledgeable about their product. (373 characters)

Photo of TrapJaw77
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jason_cs
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of cristhre3floyd
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Valentno7
4.87/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of twonder23
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Bv590
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of johnwkraft
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Gandingo
4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

V: Really informal, parking lot was really empty, showed up at 11:03 for the 11:00 tour. Walked into the tap room and bartender sent me into the area where tours start. Guide was hanging out talking with others before tour started. Allowed me to take my kids along and see the tour.

Q: You can tell quality is what their after. They are a rapidly expanding brewery trying to keep up with the demand for their excellent beer. Tour guide explained that the 15 barrel, tanks in the tour room are the old tanks that were originally used to brew their beer but they have upgraded to larger 30 barrel tanks and put in the newly expanded area. Smaller tanks are now used for smaller batches and used in the tour room so patrons can see the beer being made.

S: Everyone here are very friendly and we loved the tour. As soon as I walked in the bartender was very helpful and said there would be no problem taking my kids along on the tour. We were in Tampa on vacation and this was on my must do list, so we picked a rainy day to leave the beach behind to do the tour and hit the aquarium. Tour guide was excellent and even though this was only his second tour, he was really beer savy and was able to give a wonderful tour. I know the tours will only get better with experience.

S: I have tried all of there widely available beers and was eager to try something new. I was fed a steady diet of their flagship Jai Alai while on the tour but also sampled their Patio Pils at the end. In the taproom the selection was great. Lots of their beers available and I left with a bomber of their latest release, two regular joes imperial stout and a crowler of a really excellent chocolate pumpkin ale called seasonal creep from the tap room. (1,750 characters)

Photo of CHickman
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I did not take the tour, spending time in the really nice tasting room/bar. There are 2 bars, the one up front for drinking and growler fills and then one in the back with a bigger selection in the "bar" area. The place has TV's with sports on and the feel of a local tavern.

Very welcoming and relaxed environment with a knowledgeable bartender who was equally attentive, it was an ideal craft beer setting. Cigar City made this place right. It's a craft beer destination and not just a bar; it has the 2 bars where you can get growler fills, fridges to buy 6 packs or single bombers, a gift shop, and electronic beer menus above the bar that tell the basics of each brew and which are available for growler fills and those that are brewpub exclusives. Best feature was the iPad/tablet that had the beer list which the bartender would bring over to discuss with you before offering samples. World class set up. (912 characters)

Photo of suckaj
4.37/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
100 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.